Christkindlmarkt Front Royal

German Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 2, 2017

FRONT ROYAL - in the Shenandoah Valley – a perfect place to experience an authentic German Christmas Market of yesteryear when times were simpler.  The Christkindlmarkt Pre-Festival program beginning at 6:00 p.m. on FRI/December 1st will include Posting of the Colors by the American Legion & the National Anthem as sung by Becky Lee Weagle & Mom Judy Strother.  The Mayor will perform the Celebratory Ribbon-Cutting & Program for the remainder of the evening includes a performance of the Hallelujah Chorus by the Silent Monks of the Shenandoah, Sounds of the Season by DJ Mike, & light refreshments.  

Christkindlmarkt Front Royal 2017 – We call it our own “Brigadoon!”  Here today.  Gone for another year!

SAT/December 2nd – 10 a.m. -6:30 p.m.  The Market is open, & jam-packed, featuring something for everyone in your family! - Enjoy authentic German Food, Hand-crafted Gifts, Music, Children’s Activities & Fun! Also, Non-alcoholic Gluhwein with authentic German Wursts & Brats.  Demonstration by Guinness Book of World Records Strongman Tommy Heslep (Front Royal home-grown!), Magic by Kevin Owens & Face-painting by Shelly.  Other activities include Horse & Carriage Rides around the beautiful downtown Village Commons, Paws & Claus (Children & Pet Photos with Santa & The Mrs.), Ventriloquist Karin Tyson & Herman her pet mouse, & DON’T miss the antics of Doodle Bug the Clown & her Go-Rilla friend!  Welcome back “DB!  Many Photo Opportunities!

OK, Fellas, start Growing & Grooming your facial hair for our Moustache & Beard contest at high-noon!  Perhaps St. Nicolaus, master of the perfect holiday beard, will assist in judging……

The sought-after Irish Dancers will entertain with their fast-paced jig ‘n’ jive, leaving us “seniors” breathless.  Included for your listening enjoyment on the Music Program with Sounds of Christmas is the well-known local Sheree Jennings Group.  As always, a Live Nativity will grace the Village Commons area lawn.  And much, much more!  Full schedule can be seen on , facebook, or call (540) 622-2060 for more information.

To round out the day’s activities, see the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is at 4:00 p.m.

Hilby will be back for Christkindlmarkt Front Royal 2018!

With Joy to the world & Hope in your heart, come to Front Royal for Christkindlmarkt!